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  Asked By: Anna    Date: Mar 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 819

A few PDF questions:

1) iFilter. I need to get one installed on our MOSS 07 farm. What's
the standard answer these days? Is Foxit's product still the easiest
way to get it up and running? Does Adobe have a viable option now?

2) On-site PDF conversion. I think I've seen products that can convert
files within sharepoint to PDF on the fly. Am I imagining that? If
not, has anyone used a particular product for that?

3) Grouping source files and PDFs together. MOSS is great and
organizing documents, and the versions of the documents. But can it
somehow manage various formats of the same document? For instance,
let's say we want to store a 10 forms in a document library, with each
form in two formats: Word and PDF. Do we just upload 20 documents and
make sure people remember to update both? Other options/solutions for
that scenario?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Elisha Abbott     Answered On: Mar 22

1) Both Adobe and FoxIT have iFilters - reports are the FoxIT one is
MUCH faster and easier to use, but I've not tried it personally.

2) I'm sure these probably exist, but haven't really looked for one.
If you are unable to find one (and have dev capabilities), one can be
created using the MOSS Document conversion  framework and a conversion

3) A couple different ways you can go about this. If you find an
answer for #2, you could create a custom workflow to handle generating the
secondary formats from a single "master" document, or you could create a
custom Content Type to bundle the multiple file types together and force
uploads of all formats at once.

Answer #2    Answered By: Naimish Ranganekar     Answered On: Mar 22

Could you explain number 3 a little bit? How do I "create a custom
Content Type to bundle the multiple file types together and force
uploads of all formats at once."? Is there any field that I can use to
represent a file upload  or something?

Answer #3    Answered By: Caleb Gordon     Answered On: Mar 22

1. We use Adobe's iFilter 6.0 and it works well for us.

2. We use a PDF Converter from Bamboo Solutions. It is OK, but not

3. I am looking for a solution on this too.

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